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Seahawk Blitz joins the Muir Elementary Turkey Trot

It was all smiles and high fives at John Muir Elementary when the Seahawk Blitz joined students at the 17th Annual Turkey Trot. This event took place during lunch recesses and promotes the importance of physical fitness and activity.

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Relations with Parents' Organizations

File: KMA

School-Community Associations

The school district recognizes the parent-teacher-student associations, and parent clubs as an integral part of the school community. The district looks to these organizations as a means of promoting a finer educational program in the district by achieving better understanding among the pupils, the parents, and the teachers. The district shall give every encouragement within its legal authority to maintain strong, enthusiastic, industrious parent-teacher-student associations.

Through school affiliated parent organizations, schools are able to offer a variety of after-school enrichment programs and/or events to benefit students and families. While these events may be sponsored by, funded through, and coordinated by PTSAs, they are planned in cooperation with the school, take place in the school, are promoted by the school, and involved students from the school. Therefore, principals are required to ensure that the events/programs are of high quality and align with the school and district goals and policies. PTSA presidents and principals should work collaboratively to develop offerings for their schools’ events/programs and principals must approve the nature of the event/program and its specific content before events are planned and contracts are signed with vendors.

The board recognizes a coordinating organization of parents-teachers-students called the Lake Washington PTSA Council. This council, operating under the charter of the Washington Congress of Parents, Teachers and Students coordinates the activities of the local parent-teacher-student groups within the school district who look to the council for leadership and direction.

Parent-teacher-student organizations not affiliated with the Washington Congress of Parent-Teacher-Student Associations also are recognized by the board, provided they represent the majority of parents-teachers-students in their respective school service areas and adopt and file in the principal's office a constitution and by-laws which ensure the basic tenets of representative government, meetings of the membership, observe open meeting practices, nondiscrimination, and other requirements set forth by law, policy, and regulations governing this school district.


Adopted:
06/05/67

Updated:
08/01/11

Revised:
12/02/74
05/07/90

CROSS REF.:
Parents' Rights and Responsibilities (KMAB)

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Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

General School Administration (Reference Code C)

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Policies about the school district management, the administrative structure and school building and department administration. Here, you will find the personnel policies that pertain to one the superintendent. See the Personnel section below for all other personnel policies.

Fiscal Management (Reference Code D)

Support Services (Reference Code E)

Facilities Development (Reference Code F)

Personnel (Reference Code G)

School principal and staff members working together in a classroomThe personnel policies are divided in three main subdivisions: topics that pertain to all employees; policies that pertain to professional personnel, including administrators, who must hold educational certification by the state to serve in their positions; and policies pertaining to all other personnel.

Negotiations (Reference Code H)

Staff members working together on a laptopThese policies pertain to the process of negotiating with staff units recognized by the school board.

Instruction (Reference Code I)

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Students (Reference Code J)

A group of diverse students sing during assemblyPolicies concerning students are found here: admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline and health and welfare services. Policies pertaining to the curriculum, instruction of students, and extracurricular programs are in the Instruction section.

School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

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Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)